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Martha Reeves performs at opening of Dancing in the Street Park

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Martha Reeves performs at the event in honor of Motown Museum founder Esther Gordy Edwards on Sunday.

Detroit – Martha Reeves performed at the Motown Museum on Sunday as it celebrated its founder and opened a new park.

Dancing in the Street Park is next to the Detroit museum, located in the former home of Motown Records’ offices and studio.

Officials say the public gathering place fits within the mission of museum founder, Esther Gordy Edwards, who sought to commemorate the company’s legacy in Detroit.

Edwards, who died in 2011, founded the museum in 1985. She was the sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, and served as the company’s senior vice president and corporate secretary.

The company is marking its 60th anniversary this year. The museum is at 2648 W. Grand Blvd.

King Bethel, 13, of Detroit performs as the Motown Museum holds its annual Founder's Day event in honor of Motown Museum founder Esther Gordy Edwards on Sunday.
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